Stuyvesant, Peter

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A notoriously hot-tempered governor of the Dutch colony of New Netherland. In 1664, he surrendered it to the English, who renamed it New York.

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notes for Stuyvesant, Peter

Stuyvesant's most familiar feature was his artificial right leg, fitted with silver ornaments.
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